Panda Stands – For Eco Friendly Bamboo Banners

2 Sep

panda standThis is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

OK, the name is a little cheesy but these signs are a great idea for businesses that need eco-friendly signage which still shows a professional edge.

Primarily constructed of bamboo, the Panda Stand is an environmentally friendly retractable banner stand for the exhibit, display and graphics markets. The unit is made from 90% renewable resources (bamboo casing and pole) and designed to maximize visual impact.

The Panda Stand’s eco-friendly style helps to emphasize your message while contributing to a greener planet for us all. In fact I would say the stand itself contributes to your message.

The manufacturer – Megagraphix – is working on using a 100% recycled solution for the banner itself as well as printing the unit using 100% vegetable based dyes.

This sturdy and premium portable display unit offers the same high performance attributes as other retractable displays. Its precision-engineered retraction system makes it easy and quick to set up virtually anywhere – simply unwind the graphic stored in the bamboo base and insert the support pole.

Why bamboo? As one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, this low impact agro-forestry product is finding increasing use as a versatile industrial material. With a maturity cycle of 3-4 years, bamboo can be a viable replacement for wood or metal components and provides a critical component in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

* Sturdy and practical
* Fabricated from 90% renewable resources
* Precision-engineered retraction system
* Easy to set up and break down
* Clean and streamlined design that maximizes visual impact


  • Bamboo Housing
  • Bamboo support
  • Bamboo top rail with double-sided tape
  • Padded cotton carrying bag
  • Single cardboard box

Assembled Unit

  • Height: 78.74″ (200 cm)
  • Width: 31.5″ (80 cm)
  • Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.2 Kg)

Graphic Panel

  • 86.61″ (220 cm) {The total height is correct at 86”, however this includes the extra material need to feed in to the retractable base of the Panda stand. In fact 78.75” is the full visible size.}
  • 31.5″ (80 cm)

If you’re in the business with an ASI account talk to Marc Maruca at, if not please contact us at to learn more about the stands.

~ John Simonetta

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4 Responses to “Panda Stands – For Eco Friendly Bamboo Banners”

  1. Peter September 2, 2008 at 9:58 PM #

    Fantastic idea and looks great. So what does a Panda Stand cost?

  2. John Simonetta January 29, 2009 at 1:05 PM #

    About $295 for the stand and $175 for full color banner. See


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